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DCED Gets Firsthand Look at College’s Responsiveness to Industry

Anne K. Soucy, assistant professor of plastics technology, and Gary E. McQuay, engineering manager for the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center, show visitors the afternoon project for students in the Blow Molding course.

Dave Cotner, dean of industrial, computing & engineering technologies, talks about the college’s automated manufacturing and machining majors.

Front row: Shannon M. Munro, executive director of Penn College Workforce Development & Continuing Education, and Carol Kilko, special assistant for DCED’s Agency Development Initiatives; second row: Neil Weaver, executive deputy secretary for DCED, Tracy L. Brundage, the college’s vice president for workforce development, and Steve D’Ettorre, director of policy for DCED; back row, David C. Pistner, director of special projects for Penn College Workforce Development & Continuing Education, and Tom Venditti, director of WEDnetPA.

Representatives of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community & Economic Development toured several areas of Penn College’s campuses Tuesday. The contingent was hosted by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College. Throughout their visit, they saw firsthand the hands-on learning taking place in the college’s labs and learned how the college works with industry, the college benefiting from industry input on curriculum as well as in-kind and monetary donations, and industry benefiting from knowledgeable graduates and customized training and product-development support. Tour stops included the Schneebeli Earth Science Center; Energy Technology & Education Center; Plastics Innovation & Resource Center; and the advanced manufacturing, rapid prototyping, welding, machining, mechatronics, well-trainer, plastics, and electronics and computer engineering labs.

Capitol Lounge Adds to CAC’s Entertainment Value

Attendees at "Weird Al" Yankovic's recent Community Arts Center performance unwind in the second-floor Capitol Lounge.

Besides hosting local and touring productions on its grand stage, the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport loves to entertain in its intimate Capitol Lounge (on the second floor, accessible via elevator at 2R). Don’t miss Happy Hour Quizzo this Friday (Sept. 4). Quizzo is a four-member team trivia event that consists of four rounds of trivia, 10 questions per round. The winning team will receive tickets to upcoming shows at the Arts Center. Quizzo will start at 7 p.m. in the Capitol Lounge. Stop by early for Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. with a free pizza bar while supplies last! (There is a $5 charge to play Quizzo.) Reservations for Quizzo are recommended due to limited seating. To reserve a table today, email Carla Fisher, director of marketing and creative design. For a complete listing of all upcoming events at the Community Arts Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn College, visit the Arts Center website.

‘Destination Bingo’ – Fun by the Numbers

The excitement and anticipation build ...

... as players watch their cards ...

... and wait for the winning combination.

Bingo players include Kashiki E. Harrison, of Williamsport, a General Studies student, and Nina L. Walk, of Bellefonte, enrolled in graphic design.

A busy getaway is in store for the recipient of the top giveaway at Saturday”s “Destination Bingo” event in the Keystone Dining Room: a two-night stay at the Hershey Lodge, admission for two to HersheyPark, meal vouchers and a pair of tickets to this weekend’s concert with the Zac Brown Band and Gregg Allman. The winner was Allison F. Chapman, an information assurance and cyber security major from Montoursville, who passed along the prize to Chris T. Mentzer, of Williamsport, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology student. The Student Activities-sponsored evening included other prizes, including two seats on the Halloween bus trip to the Field of Screams in Lancaster.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer

An Artist’s Journey to Engineering

Hannah Michelle is at home in the welding lab …

… and in the painting studio. In both places, using her hands to create comes naturally.

From the Fall 2015 edition of One College Avenue, Penn College’s official magazine: Student Hannah Michelle Scheimreif links the seemingly opposite disciplines of studio art and welding and fabrication engineering technology. “In engineering, you’re solving problems and coming up with new ideas, and in art, you’re solving problems and coming up with new ideas,” she said. “It coalesces very nicely.” Read “Double Major

Ballpoint Beauty Explores Artistry of Natural Mutations

Joo Lee Kang, “Still Life with Shells #4,” ballpoint pen on paper, 19 x 25 inches

The power of the pen will be on display in The Gallery at Penn College when Joo Lee Kang’s “Nature, Fathomable” is exhibited Aug. 18 through Sept. 20.

With a ballpoint pen, the Boston artist explores nature, its transformations and evolving definitions in intricate detail. Her work has been featured in various publications, including ARTnews, Hi-Fructose Magazine, New American Paintings, Artscope and The Boston Globe.

A Meet the Artist Reception is set for Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., offering a 5:30 p.m. gallery talk. The reception and exhibit are open to the public and free of charge.

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Brunches Return to Le Jeune Chef Restaurant

Sunday brunches return to Le Jeune Chef for the fall semester.

Sunday brunches are set to return this fall to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, the casual fine-dining facility that provides a live learning lab for students in the college’s hospitality-related majors.

In their fresh return to the restaurant’s lineup, the brunches are scheduled one Sunday a month: Sept. 13, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15.

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Cultural Diversity Extolled at Vic House ‘Lawn Party’

A friendly bean-bag competition is enjoyed by siblings Andre J. and Bryonna A. Aldubayan, of Old Forge. He is an aviation maintenance technology student; she's enrolled in applied health studies: radiography concentration.

Student leaders at the event include (clockwise from left) Duncan Rodriguez, Kunkletown, nursing; Wilmer I. Clase, Lancaster, building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration; Morgan N. Keyser, Cogan Station, graphic design; and Lauren J. Crouse, Williamsport, applied health studies.

Sara H. Ousby, director of diversity and community engagement, welcomes attendees.

Sharing insight is Kavitha R. Kolangaden, a pre-physician assistant major from Belle Mead, New Jersey.

Also relishing the sunshine and camaraderie are (from left) Brianna M. Latovich, a nursing student from Mount Carmel; Tima Cummings, an alumnus and applied human services major from Williamsport; and Emma J. Sutterlin, an applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration major from State College.

The Multicultural Lawn Party, held Thursday outside Penn College’s beautiful Victorian House, provided an informal opportunity for students, faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds and experiences to mingle. Student leaders from PC Alliance, Minorities Lending Knowledge and College Women of Williamsport welcomed students back to campus and shared how students can get involved with their respective organizations.
Photos by Caleb G. Schirmer, student photographer 

History Faculty Member Assists With World AP History Exam

Craig A. Miller

A history faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology is helping to develop various components of the 2017 Advanced Placement World History Exam.

Craig A. Miller, assistant professor of history/political science, says the AP World History Exam, including the AP European and AP United States History Exams, will change format and structure in 2017. As a member of the exam’s leadership team, Miller is engaged in developing new scoring rubrics for two portions of the exam.

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WBRE Broadcasts News Report About Unique Welding Project

Steven P. Johnson talks about the "talent, teamwork and family" that are hallmarks of Penn College, Little League and Susquehanna Health.

Eyewitness News’ Cody Butler interviewed Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour and Susquehanna Health President and CEO Steven P. Johnson on Friday about the welded baseball glove installed this week outside the Hospitality Inn at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. His piece debuted during WBRE’s 5:30 p.m. newscast that evening.

Where’s Marlin?

"Uncle" Marlin R. Cromley (third from right), with the team from Mexico that will play Saturday afternoon in the Series' international championship game against Japan

Cromley has a long-standing practice of taking starting pitchers to the stadium via golf cart rather than on foot, adding to their special feeling of going to the mound. He is pictured with Daniel Zaragoza, Mexico's pitcher from Thursday's win over Latin America.

Many students have asked staff at The College Store where “the man up front” is this semester. Marlin R. Cromley, the morning cashier/customer service associate in the store, is out for the start of classes working his “other” job. For well over a decade, Cromley has volunteered his time to be a Little League “uncle” – one of the local folks who spend the two weeks of the Little League Baseball World Series helping the teams get acclimated to being away from home. This year, he drew the team from Mexico. While he has thoroughly enjoyed this year’s Series, he is looking forward to coming back to work next week. “The College Store congratulates Marlin and all of the other hundreds of volunteers, including Penn College students and staff, who spend many hours helping to make the Little League World Series the most memorable event possible for the players, their families and visitors,” said Matt P. Branca, the store’s director.
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‘Sex-Ed Boot Camp’ Creators Handle Tough Questions With Ease

Joni Frater shares key concepts of healthy relationships.

Carl L. Shaner, director of College Health Services, takes aim with a T-shirt gun ...

... with no shortage of willing recipients in the audience.

A student helps himself to educational material and other giveaways outside the auditorium.

Esther Lastique engages the capacity crowd.

Authors and sexologists Joni Frater and Esther Lastique brought their entertaining and educational “Sex-Ed Boot Camp” back to Penn College on Wednesday night, meeting students’ curiosity with candid answers to often-difficult questions. Annual visitors during the start of fall classes, the duo was greeted with a standing-room-only turnout in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer

‘Pop-Up Cafe’ Brings Touch of Summer to Fall Semester

Dining Services' Cathy A. Oliver (left) and Crystal E. Way stand ready.

An enticing, yet informal bill of fare

Portability with a purpose

Stay tuned: Dining options can "pop up" anywhere!

Residence Life Office staffers Barbara A. Adzema (left) and Marion C. Mowery consider their lunchtime choices.

Dining Services’ “Pop-Up Café,” offering a grab-and-go menu from a convenient outdoor venue, opened for Wednesday business by “The Rock.” Students and faculty/staff could choose from a number of meals, snacks and beverages from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer

Phi Mu Delta Fraternity Helps Spearhead Riverwalk Cleanup

Anthony D. Gobbi, of Haymarket, Virginia, chapter president and a building automation technology: heating, ventilation and air conditioning concentration major, captures the cleanup effort in a selfie.

Phi Mu Delta Fraternity and Penn College’s Student Activities Office coordinated a Riverwalk cleanup on the Sunday of Welcome Weekend. Members of the fraternity and various students met in the Bush Campus Center loop at 2 p.m. that day, then walked over to the worksite. Afterwards, participants enjoyed an ice cream sundae bar.

Student Teams Do Battle in Spirited ‘Wildcat Wars’

Zachary T. Peachey, president of the Student Government Association, lets loose the kickball.

Solidarity among the off-campus competitors

Relishing the "inflatable" competition is Dylan M. Craig, an electronics technology major from Fleetwood.

Intramural student assistant Rafael Correa explains the rules.

Lancaster/York residents exult in victory.

Penn College’s second annual “Wildcat Wars” competition – involving various teams’ attempts to “Conquer the Campus” in events that included dodgeball, kickball, obstacle courses and more – was held this past Sunday on the Madigan Library Lawn and elsewhere. The genial rivalry is part of “PC3,” three weeks of activities designed for students to meet people, get involved and have fun during the opening of the new academic year.
Photos by Caleb G. Schirmer, student photographer

Free Student Tickets Available for Several CAC Shows

Limited student tickets available

A limited number of free tickets are available to Pennsylvania College of Technology students for several of this season’s Community Arts Center shows. In order to give the most students the opportunity to attend a free performance, a student with a valid Penn College ID may pick up one ticket for one performance per semester, while supplies last. Students will have the opportunity to receive additional tickets if any remain unclaimed one week before the performance date.

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